A slip and fall injury could happen anywhere, but it is no surprise that these accidents happen frequently in major retail stores like Walmart, Home Depot, Target, and others. Because these accidents and the subsequent injury claims are so common, these stores have experienced legal teams and established strategies and defenses to fight them.
When you need a lawyer to fight for your legal rights after a major store slip and fall accident, call on Wocl Leydon for help. Contact us now for a free case review.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries in Stores
Slip and fall cases in retail stores fall under the area of law known as premises liability. Premises liability laws require property owners to take reasonable measures to keep the premises safe. If a retail store customer is harmed due to the store’s negligence, the store could be held liable for their injuries.
Some common causes of slip and fall injuries in stores are:
- Wet or slick substances on floors
- Dirt, sawdust, or debris on floors
- Uneven flooring
- Torn mats or carpeting
- Loose tiles
- Wires or other tripping hazards
- Inadequate lighting
- Items falling from shelves
If the retailer created the danger or should have reasonably known about the hazard and failed to take steps to correct the issue, you could be eligible to take legal action for your injuries. For example, if a retailer created a hazard by recently mopping a floor and failed to put up a caution sign to warn you of the condition, they could be held liable for your injuries.
It is crucial to note that the law gives stores a reasonable amount of time to discover a hazardous condition and either address or eliminate it or warn customers about it. A good example of this is a drink spilled by another customer. If you slip on it just seconds after the person spilled it, there was likely no way for employees or managers to be aware of the issue and address it.
Major Stores in Connecticut Where Falls May Occur
There are major retail stores all over Connecticut, and people in our communities could suffer severe injuries if the employees and managers of these stores fail to take reasonable care to keep the premises clean and free of hazards.
Some major stores where slip and fall accidents could occur include:
- Home Depot
How to Determine Who Is Liable for Fall Injuries
In a slip and fall case in a major retail store, you would have to prove that the employees or store owner failed in their legal duty to keep the premises safe, and that their negligence caused you harm. You need to work with an attorney who has experience handling slip and fall claims to investigate the accident and determine who was liable for the accident.
How Can Wocl Leydon Help Me?
You can’t count on major retailers to accept responsibility for a slip and fall accident that causes you harm, even if the accident was clearly their fault. That’s why the Connecticut slip and fall lawyers of Wocl Leydon should be the first call you make after an accident in a major store.
We have the skill, resources, and experience necessary to take on major retailers and their aggressive defense teams. We won’t back down from a fight, and we’re here to help you seek the compensation you are owed.
Contact us now to set up a free, no-obligation consultation about your rights and options.